Major League Baseball has thrown out its first pitch for Opening Day and that means only one thing for the world of gaming. That means it's "Show" time for PlayStation owners, with Sony San Diego delivering the quintessential baseball experience known as "MLB 15: The Show." And like any perennial contender, this year's edition of "The Show" has brought its A-game and, once again, proves worthy of the highlight reel.
Heads turned, tears dropped, and gossip-filled whispers echoed from the hospital corridors to the house windows. A mishap had occurred: a daughter was born. She wasn't the first disappointment born to her family. Although my aunt was indifferent to the gender of the child, her mother-in-law constantly reminded her of the disgrace she would have to face if she gave birth to a daughter. These views, in this third world country, were prevalent among most.
Now that seniors are committing to colleges and firming up plans for the year ahead, it's time for juniors to get serious about the future. But it's easy to feel lost and overwhelmed when trying to get ahead of the game. We consulted everyone from college experts to teens who just went through the process themselves to figure out the seven things every junior should do this semester to get the ball rolling on senior year.
A fascinating study, written by Cornell University economics researcher Ankita Patnaik, compares the notoriously stingy maternity and paternity leave policies in the United States with those in Canada, where, Patnaik writes, mothers are entitled to a year of unpaid, job-protected leave after a birth, and fathers are guaranteed 37 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave.
If you know, and love, children of a certain age, you've likely heard about the excess of standardized testing. Or of the prodigious preparation for those tests. Or of the nail-biting anxiety over those tests. Or of the frustration these tests engender in teachers and parents.
Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I just had a baby two months ago. I've been off work under the Family Leave Act until now and would like to take the remaining 4 or 5 weeks. But, unfortunately, we really need my salary to make ends meet. The prospect of leaving my baby (my husband needs to work full-time, too) is making me miserable. I'm feeling like a terrible mother, and I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation.
Q: Why is it that no consequence seems to work for long, if at all, with my very strong-willed 7-year-old daughter? I have tried everything I've ever heard or read about to deal with her constant disobedience and disrespect. Some things, like taking away her computer privileges for a day or so, have worked for maybe a week at most, then stop working. It's like she doesn't really care if I punish her. Nothing fazes her. Help!
Q. When my husband and I married we created a huge bonusfamily - with six children, all under 16. I had four, he had two. I share custody with my ex; my husband has sole custody of his because his ex died. The problem is his mother. She severely favors my husband's kids. She'll bring presents for his kids and forget mine. It's undermining everything we are trying to do. What's good ex-etiquette?
A friend is in the middle of the tense logistics of moving his elderly and ill father up from Florida to be near him. We talked about it - the process, the complexity, the inevitability - because I did the same with my mother.
Confession time: I know plenty of people love it, but I don't really care for"Breakfast at Tiffany's." Sure, Audrey Hepburnis all kinds of fabulous. But her character, Holly Golightly, drives me nuts, andthere's no getting around the fact that, in this day and age, costarMickey Rooney's extremely stereotyped performance as Holly's Japanese neighbor, Mr. Yunioshi, is beyond painful.